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-- gus frerotte. >> being aggressive. he made a great play on the catch. the guys holding him, gets across his face. just get across and she got there. he made a great catch. >> yet the colts kept it close. adding a field goal and a one-yard scamper by marshall faulk the skins led 17-13 at the half. bring on team mitch. third quarter. chris gardocki punts to the skins '29 yard line for brian mitchell and watch himgo. cutting right. then back left. directing blockers down the sidelines and 71 yards. and he's home free. except for his face mask. ray mci w mcelroy bngs i am dow illegally. allen barges in two plays later for a 24-13 skins lead. >> hold the block. did a great job of blocking.
in the end zone. >> before brian did that he was struggling. when you get a big play like that and generateshe team. >> both sides of the ball built on it. colts third and nine on their own 46. here comes ken harvey. he gets a hand on jim harbaugh's throat and it spins out of control. morrison finally lands on top of it. and the offense makes quick work of it. three plays later, gary allen puts the exclamation point on a 124-yard day. a 32-yard run. third touchdown and one very proud offensive line. skins win big. 31-16. >> really gets you pumped up as a runner. not want to get hard on that play. you know, he will go hard. any time you look in the huddle and his eyes gives me determination to go out and keep my man away. >> we did no validaon.
i hope we -- the underdogs going into the season, the game. because the team is -- startin to scare me. teamwork. >> maybe somebody did say the "p request word andinx them. the skins went on to lose six of their next eight games. missing the playoffs with a 9-7 records and close out the 1996 season and rfk stadium as their home field b beating the cowboys in the season finale. you remember who the center was on that 1996 team. it was cory raymer who held t position for seven seasons. the redskins have always had great continuity at center and continues today thanks to casey r rabach who is always ready to go at game time.
>> one, two, three. let's go! >> i usually get to the game quite early. i get there, my responsibility is to fill the hot tub and cold tub. i may take a swim. other players may do the same. i get to the stadium and get some clothes on right away and head out to the field. hobnob with the media, obviousl do some stretches and try not to break a sweat. quite sad this year. i'm the lon wolf out there. when we come out and have a unit -- offensive line, you know, he put us thugh some calls. left step that way.
okay. who am kidding? i go up and head butt a lot of people and run around. just get the pad -- don't want to waste the great plays at game time. after the offensive and defense -- huddle. it is so darned loud there. i can't hear what they say half the time. after he breaks t huddle, you know, run to the sidelines. helmet down. water cooler. pick a nice icy cold glass of water. take a couple of sips. i have to dump it on top of my head. i don't know when i started or why i started it. but it definitely gets me in the right mood. another crazy habit i have is throwing up before every game. no, i don't go about and be
flashy about it like some people. the one player that likes it the most, chris cooley. always have something to say each and every week. that's what gets him ready to play. the first play of the game is always a big one. you go on the field, huddle. you know what the play will be. brace the huddle. go on the line of scrimmage. you know who you are going to take. the ball is snapped. like a ballet out the. ballet of bulldozers, though, of course. it is the greatest thing ever. i'm casey rabach. that's how i get ready for game time. >> still more to come on "redskins game plan."
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>> prince george's county offers swimming classes for free. you can check with your local y or community center. hispanic business ownership is surging in our area. that's according to a newly released census figure. craig melvin has a look at the type of businesses boing and why. >> reporter: despite a down economy, business has never been better for them. last year the d.c. based construction company made about $25 llion. >> we're looking to keep growing. >> reporter: the business is hispanic owned and nearly all of the 150 employees are hispanic. >> a lot of fellow latinos come from their home countries here with backgrounds in construction. i think we're also just natural. if you fixer-uppers. >> reporter: it is not just construction. there are more hispanic owned company, waste management company as well.
part of the growth can be explained by the increase in the hispanic population in our area. but there's more. >> and their education. so in these areas, we have the combination of two factors that is highly eduted hispanics. and growing population of hispanic clients, or hispanic customers. >> reporter: from 2002 to 2007, a number of hispanic-owned businesses in d.c., southern maryland and a part of west virginia increased nearly 54%. the number of other businesses increased over 21%. gross revenue for hispanic owned businesses was also up a whopping 79%. the $7.6 billion. the company says tsroject at 14th and park street northwest is an example of another trend that has triggered growth. key stone is working a larger company to replace the facades on about 13 businesses. they than ad city contract and
say group like the hispanic chamber of commerce helped them. >> these are our resources. the only way they'll come up is if we keep supporting our own community. that's what we're here to do. >> the hispanicentrepreneurs, it is a culture thing. i believe the hispanic-owned business there's continue to grow. still ahead on news4 this week, a local retirement community is helping residents live longer. plus, the workout routine isn't easy. whatthey're doing to stay sharp. and one of the most incredible athletes of all time has new fame on the big screen. lindsay czarniak traved to virginia's horse country to hear the real story
the older we get we want to slow down, right? for one group of seniors in maryland, they believe they found the seek to stayinyoung and active. for these senior citizens, their fountain of youth is exercise. doreen gentzler has the story. >> i don't think i've ever been in better shape than i am right now. >> reporter: anthony will be 77 years old this month. but he doesn't act like it. >> usually we'llbike over here early in the morning, about 7:00. and exercise for a little while. then go ou biking for another 40, 50 minutes. >> reporter: 74-year-old janet and her husband harold say their
workouts keep them strong and energetic. >> i don't feel good if i don't exercise. >> i want to live as well as i can right up until the very end. >> reporter: these senior residents at asbury methodist village say they spen more time pumping iron and sweating at the gym than a lot of people half their age. it is part of this retirement mmunity's health ability program which helps residents stay fit so they can live longer. >> if you cannot get out of bed in the morning and get up and go do thing that are important to you, then you're sort of stuck. >> walking on heel. >> reporter: the health ability program focuses on fitness by offering seniors pernalized exercise program depending on their ability level. so while some could be splashing around in the pool working on their cardio -- >> use your arm! >> reporter: others are focusing on strength and balance, a big issue for many seniors. david denton is the executive director. >> i think strength training, particularly in the lower extremities, is critical for
older adults to prevent fall. >> reporter: since this program began a year ago, denton sa on average, participants have experience ad 20% improvement in arm strength. a 14% increase in enrance, and a 9% improvement in balance. >> and i think that the number themselves demonstrate thework we'rdoing has made a significant differce in the lives of the residents we serve. >> reporter: phyllis and michael are both 78. they say maintaining their fitness s met spending more precious time with their granddaughter. >> i probably wouldn't be able to do some of the thing that i do now like chase a 6-year-old granddaughter. >> that will keep you busy. they look great. these senior citizens at asbury methodist village are very lucky that where the live has ability-in fitness program. there are plenty of local community centers though. even gyms that offer program focusing on seniors. one of the most popular movies in theaters right now is
"sectariat." the first horse to be the triple crown winner in 25 years. it is about an extraordinary athlete, a determined woman, and an industry that would 97 be the same. as lynn eight czarniak tell us, this legendary tale began in our own backyard. >> she leads it by a lend. >> reporter: the story ofhe triple crown winner secretariat is well known but what people don't know is that he was a virginia house. the director said he wanted to nvey this. this is where he found it. meadow farm, 100 mile from washington, d.c. >> matilda or something royal. are we all in agreement? >> reporter: by losing a coin toss to determine who got first
choice between two foals about to be born, penny lost the chce to tone horse everyone wanted. she was left with the horse she believed could one it all. >> you had anexchange. >> reporter: lynchburg native wallace tells the tale of the 1973 triple crown winner focusing on the woman who took over her father's horse business in a time when only men were owners. >> she was one of the first to stand up and say in a very polite but unmistakable manner, that's not going to work for me. >> reporter: this is meadow farm. the real penny chenery playground. 360 sprawling acres. she sold it back in 1978 and moved to denver. but there are signs of secretariat evewhere. >> have you ever seen that? >> what? >> a colt stand up that fast.
>> reporter: the shed where secretariat was born in may of 1970 still stands, as does the training barn. the jockey's wardrobe and magazine covers hang inside the manning that replaced the cheneries' original ho that burned down in 1984. those who know the real story know secretariat may have never run had it not been for its owner. >> we looked at it and said that was an amazing performance. when you see it in this movie and it sinks in, you realize, no horse has even come close to doing this. i'm talking about in the world. not just in virginia. it inspired me even to see it again. it inspired me to go out and say, you know, maybe i could pull this off. maybe i could be nny sometime. in a certain way, i feel in making the movie, i needed to be penny's voice and i needed to be secrariat's voice. i know that sounds horribly pretentious and i'm sure i'm the
first director ever to have his ego out of control and be pretentious. >> we should probably ground you a little bit. very funny. >> reporter: lindsay czarniak, news4. >> the feel-good flick of the year. still to come, destroyed by fire. now three years later, an historic local landmark has been restored and we're giving you your first glimpse inside. plus, they're in your windows, your car, even in your clothing. stink bugs! just don't go away. now
librarian is givin a tour of the library gutted by firein april 2007. >> you know, that was an amazing day. i've been a librarian for more th three years and i've never seen anything like that fire that day. my clothes smelled of smoke. it was an amazing thing. luckily, no people were hurt in that fire. >> reporter: it is three floors of room are now nearly ready for new generations of children and adults looking for books new technology, 40 new couters, and video after a $20 million renovation. >> and this is the place where you check your book out. reporter: a rent vague that preserves the historic look of the library and spacious room when it reopens to citizens on monday. >> i hope they will still recoize the library they have loved. anmany people tell me that they used this library when they were children and they're still very happy to be here now. we have meeting space, the likes which of we've never had fore. we had a meeting room before. now we have a real lovely space
for library programs and community meetings. >> reporter: from e driveway to the first ever wheelchair ramp outside, to new fixtures and a modern fire alarm system, the library is rushing to have everything just right for monday morning. and to continue the 75-year history of the georgetown gathering place. >> thought stuff will be gone. >> yes. we'll be ready for monday. >> it looks nice. after the break, they're ugly, smelly, they won't go away. the stink bugs are supposed to be gone thitime of year. why the [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. call now and we'll include this unbeatable bonus: over 110 premium chaels including starz, showtime, hbo and more -- free for 3 months. and there's no term contract required.
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>> reporter:or some folks, it feels like an insion. the creepy stink bugs are seemingly everywhere. they're trying to get in our home, in our cars, in our offices, even in our clothes. tell us your worst stink bug story. >> we were at dinner eating outside because of the beautiful weather. one flew at my daughter's mouth. she was able to spit it out quickly and good thing she recovered really well. >> reporter: what happened when you were othe slide? was there a stink bug there when you we on the slide? >> yes. it was in my ear. >> reporter: was that scary or kind of gross? >> gross. >> reporter: entomologists say the bu have no natural predators except maybe people who are doing everything they can keep them out. and do they really stink? you betcha. >> if this was smell-o-vision instead of television, i would get the stink bugs, you would know pretty quickly why they're called stink bugs. >> reporter: bug experts say they release a defensive chemical not only when you kill them but when you're about to
kill them. th say the best defense is to weatherize your home so there are no tiny openings for them to crawl into. >> eliminate them as best you can. then once they get indoors, get out that vac or the shop vac and vacuum as many as you can and then annihilate them. >> reporter: experts stay bug are trying to get insideo find a cozy place to spend the winter. that happens to be your home. darcy spencer, news4, washington. that'sall for news 4 this week thanks for joining us. we'll see you next time. [ mom ] my son ryan didn't know his voulez-vous
from his frere jacques... [ speaking french ] [ mom ] ...so he decided to study in paris. ♪ to see french masterpieces with his very own eyes. we even linked our citiank account to his so when his account ran low we just transferred funds. i just hope the language isn't a barrier. bonjour. [ mom ] my ryacan be very shy. [ me announcer ] from linked accounts to citi mobile we make it simple to manage your finances. what's your story? citibank can helyou write it.